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Governor Welcomes Solar Provider to Nevada

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Las Vegas has a new business, recruited through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Governor Brian Sandoval attended the ribbon cutting at the new office of Solar City on Wednesday, and offered welcoming remarks. He was flanked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, five state legislators, Congressman Joe Heck, and County Commissioner Steve Sisolak.

Sandoval noted that Solar City considered several states for its planned expansion, and chose Nevada. Reid said Nevada had spared the company the “bureaucratic garbage” it might have encountered in the other states.

Solar City describes itself a full-service solar provider. The company has opened a 26,000 square-foot office in Town Square, with 150 employees. They’ll hire at least an additional 50, said company spokesman Jonathan Bass.

Solar City serves 14 states and has 3,400 employees nationwide. The business model includes leasing systems to homeowners and businesses, a financially palatable way to “go solar.”

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